Be part of your FYRE Community!
Our FYRE program asks students to be participants in their community experience by helping shape community events and initiatives through their unique contributions. By actively participating in FYRE, students have the opportunity to explore and share ideas while meeting new friends, developing a relationship with their FYRE Associate, and learning more about the Ithaca College community as a whole.
Social opportunities are a standard in FYRE! – whether it is dinner with friends, Pinterest crafts, a building-wide video game tournament, pick-up basketball games, movie nights, etc. …you are sure to stumble upon something going on just about every evening in the residence halls!
In addition to social events, students will also get to have interesting, intellectual conversations with one another; either informally or prompted by their community’s FYRE Associate and RA. Over the course of the academic year, RAs and FYRE Associates will partner with students to dream up ideas and live them out in the community. We want each FYRE floor community to be a reflection of the students living there; we want every student to be able to have an impact on where they live by contributing ideas, sharing interests, guiding events, and being part of the conversation.
Want to make an even bigger impact on IC’s community? Consider joining Community Council! The Community Councils are organized by residence hall cluster so students will get to work with and plan for friends living in their own residence hall. Every fall, we host elections for executive board member positions including: President, Building Governor, Secretary, and Treasurer. Community Council acts somewhat similarly to class council in high school and has a budget to provide social events for students living in the area. Community Council members also advocate for their community to make changes to improve the residence hall experience for all students. If interested, talk to your RA and look for signage in your building!
FYRE also hosts and/or partners with other offices at IC to bring students some well-loved and time-honored traditions. Included among that list are:
- Community Kick-Off
- Theme Kick-Off
- First Bomber Weekend
- Community Council
- Diversity Speaker: Maura Cullen
- Sustainability Challenge
- First-Year Friday
For more information on all events in the residence halls, check out OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/login/ithaca-college). OrgSync is an online portal used at IC to provide online support to student organizations and a common database for event communication.